Lunch & Learn

MCED's monthly Lunch & Learn sessions offer area businesses a simple opportunity: A two hour dive into a specific area of business in a talk and discussion format hosted by an expert in that field. Pick the brain of an industry expert and go back to the office with a list of ideas to implement. This program is open to anyone and is available virtually in Orono.

Angels vs. The Crowd: The New Era of Equity Funding

23 April 2014

Presenter: Don Gooding, Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Greg Fryer, Verrill Dana

With the impending advent of equity crowdfunding – enabling anyone to potentially invest in any private company – entrepreneurs will need to figure out when and if “old school” angel investing makes sense. Basics of angel investing and crowdfunding, and the status of the recently passed Maine Crowdfunding bill will precede a discussion of the tradeoffs. This lunch and learn will feature Don Gooding, Executive Director of MCED and Vice Chair of Maine Angels, and Greg Fryer, Partner, Verrill Dana.


Laurie Johnson






The WIshcamper Center, USM Campus 
34 Bedford St
room 133
Portland, ME 04101